Initiative Petitions - Constitutional Amendments
Citizens may propose amendments to the Florida Constitution through an initiative petition process.
In addition to other requirements, this initiative petition process requires a specific number of petitions to be signed by registered Florida voters before the proposed amendment by initiative can appear on the ballot. Per the Florida Constitution, the number of signatures needed is based on eight percent of the voters who cast votes in the last Presidential election. In addition, the signatures must also come from voters in at least one-half of the congressional districts of the state. A proposed amendment requires at least 60% approval from voters to pass.
Throughout the year, our office verifies initiative petitions signed by Holmes County voters. Pursuant to Florida Statute 100.371(11)b., in Holmes County, initiative petitions are verified at a cost of 50 cents per petition (beginning Feb. 2, 2022) at the time the petitions are submitted, unless an affidavit of undue burden is filed.
More information on Florida's petition process, including a list of current initiatives, can be found at the Florida Division of Elections Constitutional Amendment page.
Holmes County Initiative Petition Summary Report